The Big WHS: First (Big) Pictures
Since there are some requests here are the servers side by-side. The New WHS is on burn-in duty while the old WHS has had 9.5TB removed thus far. I moved the cases to somewhere that is more comfortable for me to work from in anticipation of the “final” build this week. Also placing them next to each other made it really easy to segment the two servers on a dedicated switch for doing the file transfer.
Here are two more pictures one of each server:
The new WHS is progressing. “Final” build will start on 18 Jan 2010 after the new HP SAS Expander arrives.
Currently depicted is a Norco 4U RPC-4020 with an Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer motherboard, i7 920, Adaptec 31605, Adaptec 5805, Intel PRO/1000 PT Quad NIC, 12GB Patriot DDR3, Antec 1000w power supply. The 1.5TB WD Green sitting in the top of the case is one that has been behaving badly.
Of note, the Dell 2716 switch and both servers draw about 600w when both servers are started up simultaneously. The Dell 2716 consumes only 12w of power from what I can find. Obviously the Antec TruePower Quattro 1,000w power supplies in both cases are a bit of overkill.